Is the iPad a good holiday gift for the family?
So I've been torn on whether or not I should bite the bullet and purchase an iPad for the use of my parents and 2 siblings (one's in 8th grade and the other is a high school junior). My siblings both have 3G iPod Touches but I was considering getting the iPad to function as more of a family-centric device. A device that my parents can use to check their emails, find fellow fbook friends, watch clips of dancing with the stars, etc. Not to mention there are a lot of awesome games in the app store that can definitely bring the family together for a fun game night... monopoly HD anyone? So what do you all think? Should I just go the easy route and get the whole family an iPad for the holidays? Or just end up getting them their own respective gifts. (Yikes I'm nowhere near done holiday shopping!) Thanks in advance for all your thoughtful responses!
- 12-16-2010, 06:22 AM #2
- 12-16-2010, 07:17 AM #3
- 12-18-2010, 10:54 PM #4
The only challenge with this plan is that the iPad does not support different user accounts. So everyone uses the same apps.
Example: in mail all accounts from everybody would be added and then readable by everybody. Games would not distinguish between users so acheivments and levels would be shared.
Might not be an issue for you but it might.
- 12-18-2010, 11:40 PM #5
- 12-20-2010, 07:57 AM #6iPhone Newbie
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If you are willing to wait a little bit then i would truly suggest you wait for apple ipad2's launch which will be anytime in Q1 of 2011.It'll be a much better gift for your whole family as it will pack in a front and rear camera and a retina display for a sharp and crisp viewing experience on the apple ipad according to rumours.
- 12-20-2010, 05:47 PM #7
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- 12-20-2010, 06:54 PM #9iPhone Intermediate
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I don't think it much of a fam gift. It's a great individual gift.
I say that because we started out with one iPad for two of us. We get along wonderfully & never had a dispute, but when one is using it, then the other isn't. So we ended up with one each & now we're both iPad'ing away.
This is almost like saying if a warm overcoat is a good family gift. It's a great gift, but only one for one.
- 12-21-2010, 05:16 AM #10iPhone Newbie
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